The Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association (IACBA) is pleased to announce its upcoming annual conference on Friday, November 24th, 2023. Leading legal experts, judges, and advocates will gather at the Distillery Building in Dublin 7, for a highly anticipated legal conference that will examine and discuss recent developments in asylum cases, changing judicial attitudes on the Irish citizenship regime, and notable European Court of Human Rights case-law. Rossa Fanning SC, Attorney General will lead such conversations as Chair of the conference.
The conference will be followed by a reception in the Sheds, Distillery Building.
The Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association will hear from
- Anthony Collins, Advocate General – Mr. Collins will speak to recent asylum cases in the CJEU.
- Mr. Justice Maurice Collins – Judge Maurice Collins will discuss recent developments in and changing judicial attitudes on the Irish citizenship regime.
- Dr Clíodhna Murphy – Dr Murphy will discuss recent cases of the European Court of Human Rights, including MK (Albania) v Minister for Justice  IESC 48, CI v Minister for Justice  IECA 192 and ZA v Ireland (Judgement of 9 March 2023).
- Aoife McMahon BL – EU free-movement rights.
- Nuala Mole, Aire Centre
- Patricia Brazil SC
- Marie Flynn BL
Chair of the Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association, Michael Conlon SC spoke in regards to the upcoming conference;
Our annual conference offers a unique platform for legal professionals, academics, and the general public to gain valuable insights into the evolving legal landscape concerning asylum and citizenship in Ireland and Europe.
Our speakers this year are renowned for their expertise in their respective fields and I look forward to engaging with them and all attendees in thought-provoking discussions on timely matters in immigration and asylum law.
The Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association (IACBA) is an association of barristers who are members of The Bar of Ireland.
We specialise in immigration (including EU free movement of persons), asylum and citizenship law, in addition to related areas such as employment permits, family reunification and trafficking in human persons.
Our aim is to provide relevant continuing professional development seminars, information and public events to better inform barristers and the wider public of these areas of law.